andrewturba (950) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black colour with a couple fingers of light brown head quickly turning into a healthy ring around the glass and spotty. Aromas of chipotle pepper, chocolate. Flavours of chipotle peppers, chocolate, mocha, decent spicy balance.
SPDickerman (920) - Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2011 Pours dark brown/black with a frothy dark tan head. The aroma is very strong of peppers and might be called a little overbearing. Does not taste like your normal porter. Spiciness is prominent and flavorful while still having those favorable characteristics of a classic porter. Full-bodied and smooth, not too thick, and less than average carbonation. Finishes with a lasting spicy tingle.
ICEatALAMO (913) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour is a very dark brown with a lingering head. The aroma is all porter, not much else. The taste is has the taste of peppers as soon as you take a drink. Lingers throughout, but not overly hot just a good spice. Quality beer and nailed what they were trying.
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MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle] shared by Armin. Thanks! Pours tarry black with a large head of big bubbles. Aroma is smoky, moderately roasty and ashy, and the pepper is in the background. Flavor is nicely roasty, perfect amount of pepper spiciness hiding behind the smoke. Finish is a nice lingering heat and roast.
rangerred (898) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap at Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City, TN.
Arrives almost pitch black with a thick dark tan head. Really good lacing and head retention.
Coffee and dark chocolate are most evident in the aroma. There are some spices there too.
The flavor is all dark chocolate and coffee up front with some peppery spice in the background. Pepper becomes more apparent towards the middle and finish as a moderate warmth builds in the back of the throat. Some smoke is there too.
Overall this is an awesome beer. I don’t think I have had a chili beer before that was this nicely balanced. The warmth is just right and the chili flavor doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the beer. Really glad I got to try this one.
dfearnley (889) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to pint glass.
Aroma of chocolate, toasted malt, cereal, straw, and sawdust. Thick black with a creamy brown head. The taste is of smoke, chipotle, and pine. Medium to heavy bodied, creamy and acidic.
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from Greens. Beautiful black pour with a thick dark brown head. Decent lacing and retention. Aroma was creamy milk chocolate, smoke and a decent chipotle presence. Flavors were super smoky, light cocoa with a long lingering peppery finish. Light heat. Creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation. A nicely done chipotle brew.
magsinva (876) - Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from some where in NoVa - pours cola with big chocolate head some . Aroma is smokey with the hint of jalapeño. Taste is smokey with the warmth of the jalapeño as you drink it down. Nice, but the spice is pretty subtle..
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared this bottle with people in line at the CBS release. Poured from a 750ml into my Deschutes snifter.
A: Pours a dark brown with a nice khaki head and leaves a webbed lace down the glass.
S: Smells of green peppers, a little chocolate and a little malt bill. The pepper is dominated which I expected.
T: The taste blows the smell out of the water. A great smokiness is present first and foremost. The spice from the chipotle gives it a great kick and there is a green paper freshness that is great. There is a slight sweet chocolate on the backend that really rounds it out.
M: Refreshing and spicy, medium bodied with a nice carbonation.
O: The nose wasn’t too inviting but the taste more than made up for it. Very well balanced. The best pepper beer out there.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-02-2011
Tejas (869) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle said Chipotle Porter. OK, but not great. Some hints of heat but really no chile flavor. Didn’t get much Porter roastiness either. Maybe these chile beers aren’t for me despite growing up on the things here in Tejas. I didn’t care for Rogue’s either.